NexLiving Communities Reports Q2 2023 Operating and Financial Results and Declares Quarterly DividendAugust 17 2023
HALIFAX, NS, Aug. 17, 2023 /CNW/ - (TSXV: NXLV) – NexLiving Communities Inc. ("NexLiving" or the "Company") announced operating and financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2023.
Stavro Stathonikos, President & CEO commented: "NexLiving continues to deliver on its growth objectives with +41% year-over-year unit growth and +10.2% organic NOI growth. These results are a testament to our dedicated team and the trust our valued stakeholders place in us. As we move forward, NexLiving will continue to deploy capital into accretive acquisitions and scale up our strategy to create a portfolio of modern mid-cap buildings in secondary markets across Canada".
Summary of Results
- Suite count increased from 827 to 1,166 (+41% Y/Y).
- Property revenue increased +61% to $4.7 million for the three-month period and +63% to $8.9 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023.
- Net operating income ("NOI") increased +59% to $2.8 million (60.3% margin) for the three-month period and +69% to $5.2 million (58.0% margin) for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023.
- Same property NOI increased +7.8% for the three-month period, driven by an +8.4% increase in same property revenue and a +9.4% increase in same property expenses. The increase in expenses is primarily due to a one-time $108,000 reversal of property tax provisions in Q2 2022.
- Same property NOI increased +10.2% for the six-month period as revenue growth of +7.2% outpaced the +3.4% increase in same property expenses. The six-month period was not impacted by the aforementioned reversal of property tax provisions.
- The portfolio remained highly occupied at 98.2% at June 30, 2023. New Brunswick occupancy was 99.0% and Ontario occupancy was 90.7%, as approximately half of the overall portfolio vacant units were attributable to the Company's suite repositioning program in the Ontario market.
- FFO per share decreased -8% for the three-month period and grew +26% for the six-month period on a fully diluted basis.
Q2 2023 Operating and Financial Highlights:
Fair Value of Investment Properties:
The Company's weighted average capitalization rate as at June 30, 2023, decreased to 4.68% from 4.69% at December 31, 2022. The decrease was primarily due to the acquisition of new properties.
For the Company's same property portfolio, the weighted average capitalization rate increased to 4.81% at June 30, 2023, from 4.74% as at December 31, 2022. The increase in capitalization rates reflects the uncertain macroeconomic environment and current interest rate levels. The gain in fair value recorded by the Company in the three-month and six-month periods primarily reflects forecasted NOI growth due to expected rent increases, which more than offset the impact of higher capitalization rates.
The Company commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on a one-new-for-20-old consolidated basis effective August 3, 2023. As a result, the number of issued and outstanding shares was reduced from 330,782,648 to 16,539,133. All share, per share and share-related amounts related to periods prior to June 30, 2023 reflect the pre-consolidation shares.
The Company repurchased 34,850 common shares under its Normal Course Issuer Bid at a weighted average price of $2.49 per share on a post-consolidation basis. All purchases were done subsequent to June 30, 2023.
The Company's board of directors has approved and declared a dividend of $0.01 per common share on a post-consolidation basis for the quarter ending September 30, 2023, representing $0.04 per share on a post-consolidation and annualized basis. The dividend is payable on, or after September 29, 2023, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 8, 2023.
The Company designates these taxable dividends to be paid to its holders as eligible dividends and will notify the holders such dividends are being paid as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and corresponding provincial legislation.
About the Company
The Company continues to execute on its plan to acquire recently built or refurbished, highly leased multi-residential properties in bedroom communities across Canada. The Company aims to deliver exceptional living experiences to our residents and provide comfortable, affordable housing solutions that cater to a wide range of demographics. The properties offer a range of modern and updated suites, with a variety of amenities and features that allow residents to experience a hassle-free and maintenance-free lifestyle. The Company is committed to investing in its properties to ensure that they are modern and up-to-date. For its recently acquired properties in Ontario, the Company has undertaken a targeted value-add capital program to modernize and reposition the large existing suites. The Company currently owns 1,166 units in New Brunswick and Ontario. NexLiving has also developed a robust pipeline of qualified properties for potential acquisition. By screening the properties identified to match the criteria set out by the Company (proximity to healthcare, amenities, services and recreation), management has assembled a significant pipeline of potential acquisitions for consideration by the Company's Board of Directors.
This news release forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "projects", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "continues", "anticipates", or "does not anticipate" or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release include, but are not limited to, management's expectations of additional rental increases to come into effect by year end and the further enhancement of the Company's financial results. Such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations of the Company's management regarding future events and operating performance, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual events could differ materially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in regulatory filings, which can be obtained on SEDAR at www.sedarplus.ca, under NexLiving's profile, as well as under Risk Factors section of the MD&A released on August 17, 2023. Although forward-looking statements contained in this new release are based upon what management believes are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this new release speak only as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Non-IFRS Financial Measures
The Company prepares and releases unaudited consolidated interim financial statements and audited consolidated annual financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS. In this and other earnings releases, as a complement to results provided in accordance with IFRS, NexLiving discloses financial measures not recognized under IFRS which do not have standard meanings prescribed by IFRS. These include FFO, FFO (cents per share) – diluted, FFO payout ratio, Debt to GBV and same-property metrics (collectively, the "Non-IFRS Measures"). These Non-IFRS Measures are further defined and discussed in the MD&A dated August 17, 2023, which should be read in conjunction with this news release. Since these measures are not recognized under IFRS, they may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other issuers. The Company presents the Non-IFRS measures because management believes these Non-IFRS measures are relevant measures of the ability of NexLiving to earn revenue and to evaluate its performance and cash flows. A reconciliation of these Non-IFRS measures is included in the MD&A dated August 17, 2023. The Non-IFRS measures should not be construed as alternatives to net income (loss) or cash flows from operating activities determined in accordance with IFRS as indicators of the Company's performance.
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SOURCE NexLiving Communities Inc.
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